Confucius Institute

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE

Kentucky’s Gateway to China

The Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky is a center for Chinese language, culture, art and business. A gateway to China for the university and the Commonwealth, the Institute serves as a conduit for many of UK’s China initiatives, facilitating a range of China exchange programs across the campus and beyond. The Institute also works to strengthen China studies at the university, while at the same time providing leadership and support for Chinese language programs in Kentucky’s K-12 classrooms, and forging important community relationships through Chinese cultural outreach to people in the Commonwealth.

Interested in learning more about Chinese language and culture? Enroll in the UKCI's community courses today. Community courses offer affordable opportunities to further explore elements of Chinese language as well as martial arts, tai chi, art, and traditional musical instruments.

How Will You #SeeChina?

Programs for Students

China Initiatives for Faculty

Community Engagement

K-12 Education

Re-Opening Campus Webinar Series

As UK plans for fall 2020 campus restart, UKCI leveraged its Chinese university partners to host a webinar series where a wide variety of panelists are sharing their experience in dealing with the pandemic, campus management, communications, course delivery and student, faculty and staff affairs, among other topics.

Our first webinar of the series - “Re-Opening Campus: Lessons from our Chinese Partners” - was held May 21.

The second webinar, held June 19,  focused on re-opening from the K-12 perspective. 

Stay tuned for similar events in the future!

Upcoming News & Events

Keep up with the Confucius Institute! Click below to see our upcoming events. You can also find a link to our full calendar at the bottom of the page.

Welcome to the UK International Center! Bradley Hall is currently open for document drop-off and appointments only. Please contact a member of our team to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!